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Heat vs. Ice   Treating pain with hot and cold can be extremely effective for a number of different conditions and injuries, and easily affordable. The tricky part is knowing what situations calls for hot, and which calls for cold. Sometimes a single treatment will even include both.  As a general rule of thumb, use ice for acute injuries or pain, along with inflammation and swelling. Use heat for muscle pain or stiffness.   HEAT   What it does: Heat promotes muscle...
Posted on 2019-10-03
5 Reasons to Get Moving!   It has become common knowledge that exercise is good for the body. Regular exercise can aid in weight loss and help strengthen our muscles and bones, but sometimes that isn’t enough to get you exercising on a daily basis. There are numerous mental health benefits that come as a result of working out. These reasons may be the motivating factors you need. Exercise and Positive Mood   There is a strong link between exercise and the treatment of ...
Posted on 2019-09-06
Lower Back Pain When Standing or Walking?   Lower back pain is very common, so determining an underlying cause may often come down to looking at other symptoms and details. If lower back pain occurs when standing or walking, the pain may be due to muscle fatigue.   Alternatively, it may be from a medical condition, such as one of the following:   Spinal stenosis Degenerative disk disease Hyperlordosis     Muscle fatigue   Prolonged walking or st...
Posted on 2019-08-21
Fourth Of July Safety Tips from your Favorite Physical Therapy Clinic!     Fourth of July is upon us and with it is the season for outdoor BBQs and activities. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy and safe during the holiday!   DON’T LIFT ALONE! With the high temps in the forecast tomorrow a cooler with some cold drinks is sure to be a staple for your BBQ, but do not lift it alone! Make sure to bend at the knees to get down to a level where the cooler is more le...
Posted on 2019-07-03
Have you heard a friend, colleague, or loved one say that she had back or neck problems and worked with a physical therapist who helped her resolve her pain using the McKenzie Method? Did this leave you wondering what the McKenzie Method is about and whether it could help you or a friend with spinal or extremity pain?   The McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), is an evidenced based assessment and treatment philosophy of active patient involvemen...
Posted on 2019-04-30
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